April 17, 2014

Inspire Us Thursday, April 17!

Let me start this week by saying I am blown away! by the response Inspire Us Thursdays has received. When I was first dreaming of this party I was simultaneously excited about a fiber-niche party and worried that I would be lucky to have half a dozen links because of the narrow topic. Thank you for putting my fears to rest. And now you have to keep coming back because not only do we have a great deal of links, but all of the work being shared is fabulous!

Inspire Us Thursdays: Sew Needle Stitch Hook | Join us for a Link Party of sewing, knitting, cross-stitch, and crochet; of fabric, yarn, and embroidery floss; all on The Inspired Wren.
Patchouli Moon Studio, Art Bella, France Nadeau, and Gracious Threads



Check out this amazing doodle! Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio used a fabric pen to embellish fabric that became quilted pieces. Go check it out, and don't be surprised if someday you see me use this technique.

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The Soleil Dress had a very successful blog hop recently. But it's this version, by Carin of Art Bella, that makes me want to buy the pattern. 

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When I first saw this egg I thought it was a sewing project with lovely fabric. Nope. That "fabric" is all hand embroidered! Visit France at France Nadeu to see it close up and get a link to the pattern so you can stitch it yourself.

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Finally this neutral with a pop of yellow caught my eye, natch. Even more so because Jess at Gracious Threads sewed it from an Ottobre jacket pattern. I'm currently sewing a McCall's coat pattern because I was a bit intimidated by the idea of doing one from Ottobre. I'm impressed. 

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If you've been featured today grab the "Proud Feature" button for your blog!

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If you'd like to be featured here next week, grab this button for your blog.

Inspired Us Thursdays: Sew Needle Stitch Hook, a weekly link party of fiber arts. | The Inspired Wren

I love a good Link Party. Perusing link parties is how I found most of the sewing-bloggers I now follow, led me to learn sewing tips and tricks I never would have discovered otherwise, and first introduced me to the world of self-published sewing patterns. My favorite parties are inevitably the ones populated by lots of sewing, or knitting, or cross-stitch, or crochet; but those links can be hard to find through all the food and decor and blogging tips these days. So rather than endlessly search the interwebs for those rare link parties full of fabric and yarn and embroidery floss, I thought I'd bring it to my little corner of the web. And now it's time to link up!


GUIDELINES:


Keep to the medium of fiber.

Basically anything with fabric, thread, floss, or yarn is welcome—sewing of all kinds (sew), cross-stitch & embroidery (needle), knitting (stitch), crochet (hook).

Showcase your own work.

Please no link parties, giveaways, or advertisements.

Upload up to three links per week.

You can also link-up images from Flickr and Pinterst (as long as it's your own uploaded work); so even if you don't have a blog of your own, you can still inspire others and get feedback by sharing your work with us here. But please avoid repetition from week to week, or even within the same week.



That's it! Easy as pie. If you see something you like, be polite and let the creator know with comments on their blog. Now let's get started...




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16 comments:

  1. Hi Renée! I was quite surprised to see my egg in the first picture of this post. I already had you link party button in my Community page but still I added your Proud Feature button on my Home page. Thank you for choosing my creation and thank you for the opportunity you give us to showcase our posts. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I love your egg! And I also love that you got the accent on my name -- that is rare, so thank you for that too.

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  2. Thank you for featuring me! The linky party is wonderful. It's nice to have one just for fiber arts! And I love that you have a very personal approach and leaving comments on the blog it means a lot to me and I am sure everyone else. If I have something for the week I will keep on linking! It's great to see what everybody is up to!

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    1. YAY! I've had such a busy week that I didn't get to comment on everyone's blog from last week. But my plan is to keep commenting as much as I can.

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  3. Hi! It's my first time linking up- I got my button up on my party page!! Thanks for hosting!

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  4. Thank you Ren for adding my doodle art as one of your features today. I love linky parties. I started my own Weekend Link Party just last Friday. My Weekend Link Party runs every Friday-Sunday each week. So feel free to link up anytime you want to.

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  5. Thanks for allowing me to come and join your link party!! I love being able to find new blogs; great job girl!

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  6. Thanks for the invite, loved linking up and finding some new blogs! :)

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    1. Excellent. I'm glad you joined us.

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  7. Thanks for the invite to Link Up! I feel a little inadequate after seeing some of the amazing links listed here. There are some very talented people out there.

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    1. So talented, right?! But don't be intimidated...be inspired!

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  8. First time linking up, Ren. Thanks for hosting.

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